LAHORE - A four-member Indian Punjab delegation is visiting City today (Monday) to study and examine the Lahore Waste Management Company (LWMC) following Indian Punjab Deputy Chief Minister Sukhbir Singh Badal’s desire to replicate the LWMC model in Indian Punjab.

The delegation comprises Venu Parsad Principal Secretary Housing and Urban Development, Rakesh Kumar Verma Commissioner Municipal Corporation Ludhiana, Uma Shankar Gupta PCS Commissioner Municipal Corporation Bathinda, and Jagpal Singh Sandhu Principal Secretary Department Of Local Government Indian Punjab. LWMC officials will receive the delegation at Wahga Border today (Monday).

Delegation will meet Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, LWMC chairman Khawaja Ahmed Hassan and other members of Board of Directors (BoD). Apart from this, a dinner will be arranged at Punjab Civil Officers Mess which will be attended by a number of senior government officials.

The Indian delegation will visit the LWMC offices and will also observe field operations at various locations across the city, especially at Metro Bus Track. The delegation will pay visit to Ozpak and Albayrak’s offices, workshops, Mehmood Booti dumpsite and landfill site at Lakhodair.

Agreement between two sides is likely to be signed during this visit as Government of Indian Punjab has already shown their interest for replicating Lahore Model of New Solid Waste System in Amritsar.

“LWMC is proud to host the delegation from neighboring country as it will not only improve the ties between the two sides but it will also provide a chance to learn from each other’s experiences”, said MD LWMC Mr. Waseem Ajmal Chaudhry.

The delegation will return on 6th March, 2013 via border where company officials will see them off.